Bradley Richard Hand…he and his wife, Morgan, have one daughter, Lila and a son, Cuyler…graduated from Chaska High School (MN), where he was named Minnesota's Gatorade Baseball Player of the Year following his senior season…signed by Marlins' scout Bob Oldis.
Notched a career-best 2.16 ERA (19 ER, 79.1 IP), converted 21 out of 26 save opportunities and with 104 SO against 20 BB… named to his first career National League All-Star team... Became the second reliever in SD history to record back-to-back 100 strikeout seasons (also, Trevor Hoffman in 1996-97)... Hand's 104 strikeouts were the fourth-most among all MLB relievers in 2017...dating back to the 2016 season, his 215 strikeouts are third-most of any reliever, behind only NYY Dellin Betances' 226 and CLE Andrew Miller's 218... His 154 appearances since 2016 rank tied for second in MLB with Byan Shaw, behind only Addison Reed's 157 outings... Allowed just one run in his first 13 outings from 4/4-5/2, posting a 0.64 ERA and 17 SO against two BB... Recorded saves in consecutive outings for the first time in his career on 5/24 and 5/25 at NYM... Tossed a 24.0-scoreless inning streak from 6/14-8/8, the longest scoreless inning streak in 2017 by a reliever and the third-longest scoreless stretch by a reliever in franchise history, behind only Cla Meredith's 33.2 scoreless frames in 2006 and Mark Davis' 27.2 scoreless in 1988... Earned NL Reliever of the Month honors in July…in his 11 July appearances he did not give up a run, allowed just four hits and posted 19 SO to just two BB... In the Midsummer Classic on 7/11 in Miami, tossed a 1-2-3 seventh inning to become the seventh pitcher in Padres history with a perfect inning in the All-Star Game and the first since Andy Benes in 1993…he struck out Robinson Cano, the game's MVP, on three pitches... Recorded six saves in six consecutive outings from 7/23-8/5, the longest streak of recording a save by a Padres reliever in consecutive outings since Craig Kimbrel did so in 14 straight in 2015…allowed just one hit while striking out eight with no walks during the stretch, limiting hitters to a .056 average... Tossed scoreless outings over his final nine appearances and 9.1 IP, allowing eight hits while posting striking out 13 and walking just two... Posted a 1.76 ERA (13 ER, 66.1 IP) in his 60 outings against NL opponents and a 4.15 ERA (6 ER, 13.0 IP) in his 12 appearances against the AL... Limited left-handed hitters to a .150 (12-for-80) average and righties hit .208 (42-for-202)... Opposing hitters hit .172 (22-for-128) against him with runners on base, .152 (12-for-79) with runners in scoring position and .158 (6-for-38) with runners in scoring position and two outs.
Led the Majors with a career-high 82 appearances in his first campaign with the Padres…his 82 appearances were the second-most ever by a Padres reliever in a single season, behind only Craig Lefferts' 83 outings in 1986...His 111 strikeouts on the season were tied with Trevor Hoffman (1996 and 1997) for the third-most ever in a single season by a Padres reliever, behind only Lance McCullers (126 in 1987) and Rollie Fingers (113 in 1977)...His 111 strikeouts were the fourth-most by any Major League reliever in 2016, behind only Dellin Betances (126), Andrew Miller (123) and Kyle Barraclough (113)…were the second-most by any left-handed reliever behind only Miller's 123...Began his season by being designated for assignment by the Marlins on 4/3 and later acquired off waivers by the Padres on 4/8, spending the rest of the season with San Diego...Finished second on the team with 111 strikeouts, behind only Drew Pomeranz's 115 strikeouts he recorded in his 17 starts for the Padres before being traded...Per Fangraphs.com, his 1.6 WAR on the season was the eighth-best mark among all qualifying NL relievers...Over a 30-game span from 6/21 - 8/23 he went 2-1 with a 1.47 ERA (5 ER, 30.2 IP) and 33 strikeouts against nine walks while holding opponents to a .154 (16-for-104) average...Worked a season-high 4.0 innings on 5/14 at MIL in relief, allowing just two hits and two walks while striking out a season-high tying five batters...Enjoyed his best month of the season in September when he went 1-0 with a 1.10 ERA (2 ER, 16.1 IP) and 24 strikeouts against just three walks while holding opponents to a .145 (8-for-55) average over 16 relief appearances.
Split fifth Major League season between bullpen and rotation, making 12 starts and 26 appearances out of bullpen, posting 4-7 record and 5.30 ERA (93.1 ip/55 er). Established career highs in wins and appearances (38), while tying career high with 67 strikeouts...In starting role, went 4-6 with 5.68 ERA (57.0/36), and was 0-1 with 4.71 ERA (36.1/19) as reliever...Opened season in bullpen and recorded career high in innings pitched as reliever in season debut, tossing 4.1 frames on April 7 against Atlanta. Marked longest bullpen outing by Marlins reliever since Kevin Slowey went 7.0 frames on June 8, 2013 at Citi Field against Mets...Made three trips through rotation from May 27-June 8, going 1-1 with 6.17 ERA (11.2/8)...In first start of season, May 27 at Pittsburgh, held Pirates scoreless on four hits while walking none and striking out two over 5.0 innings...In second start, June 2 vs. Cubs, earned win after allowing just two runs on six hits and two walks while striking out two over 6.0 innings...Third start was shortest of season and career, lasting just 0.2 inning against Toronto at Rogers Centre on June 8. Surrendered six runs on six hits and a walk with one strikeout...Went back into bullpen on June 14 and allowed just four runs over next 10 appearances (11.0 ip) before moving back into rotation on August 4. From June 14-August 9, went 1-0 with 2.05 ERA over 12 games, which included two starts. Allowed total of five runs and 17 hits over 22.0 inning stretch...Took loss in final four starts, his only losing streak of season. Allowed 18 earned runs over 14.1 innings in that time (11.30 ERA). Had allowed 18 runs in previous eight starts, while going 4-2...In six August starts, went 3-2 with 3.79 ERA (35.2/15), holding opponents to two or fewer runs four times...Tossed 7.0 innings on August 9 at Atlanta. Held Braves to just one run (Jonny Gomes HR) on two hits while walking two and striking out three. Prior to home run, tossed season-best 16.1 consecutive scoreless innings dating back to July 4...Seventh-inning home run by Gomes was first allowed on season. Had gone 82.2 innings over 34 appearances dating back to September 1, 2014 (55.2 ip in 2015) without allowing a home run. Marked longest single-season streak without allowing a home run. Previous best was 43.0 from July 3-August 5, 2014...In same game, recorded two sac bunt RBI to become first player in Marlins history to do so, and first player in MLB since Alex Cora on July 16, 2004. He is only pitcher since 1974 to do so. - Stats LLC...On August 15 at St. Louis, took loss after surrendering six runs on season-high 11 hits (two home runs) while walking none and striking out five over 6.0 frames. Allowed home runs in consecutive appearances after not allowing a single homer in first 28 games...Had career day on August 25 vs. Pittsburgh, tossing career-best 8.0 innings while striking out season-high-tying five, earning fourth win of season. Allowed two runs on nine hits with no walks in Miami's 5-2 victory...In 43 career starts, is 8-24 with 4.86 ERA (222.0/120). As reliever, has gone 1-1 with one save and 4.19 ERA (66.2/31) in 47 appearances.
Began fourth Major League season in bullpen, and ended up splitting season between bullpen and rotation, combining on 3-8 record and 4.38 ERA (111.0 IP/54 ER) with one save in 32 appearances...In 16 bullpen appearances, had no record and 4.57 ERA (21.2/11) with one save (one opportunity). In 16 starts went 3-8 with 4.33 ERA (89.1/43)...Recorded first career save on April 4 vs. San Diego (3.0 IP). Marked Marlins first save of 3.0 innings or more since April 22, 2007 by Kevin Gregg vs. Washington (3.0 IP), and just 10th in Franchise history (Randy Wolf later recorded 11th such game on May 14)...Placed on 15-day DL on May 24 with right ankle sprain. In six rehab starts between Single-A Jupiter and Triple-A New Orleans, went 2-0 with 2.38 ERA (34.0/9), 36 strike-outs and a .190 average against (22x116). Reinstated from DL on July 2...Earned win on July 20 vs. San Francisco, marking ?rst win as a starting pitcher since July 7, 2011 vs. Houston. The three years and 13 days between wins marked third-longest span between wins as a starter in Marlins history. David Weathers went eight years and 117 days between wins (May 26, 1996 to Sept. 20, 2004), and Al Leiter went seven years and 221 days (Sept. 24, 1997-May 3, 2005). -STATS LLC...Recorded first career road win as a starter on July 25 at Houston in 12th career road start, limiting Astros to just three hits over 7.0 scoreless innings. For career, has gone 1-9 with 5.21 ERA (77.2/45) in 16 starts on road.• After going 0-2 with a 5.26 ERA (39.1/23) prior to All-Star break (19 games, 5 starts), posted 3-6 record and 3.89 ERA (71.2/31) in 13 appearances (11 starts) after break. • Tossed 6.0 innings with three-or-fewer runs allowed in eight of 11 second-half starts, and allowed three-or-fewer in 10 of final 13 appearances...In final 16 appearances (14 starts), held opponents to .257 (85x331) average against, with a .366 slugging percentage; in first 16 appearances (two starts), opponents hit .287 (27x94) and slugged .543.• Held left-handed hitters to a .224 (28x125) average against, Among left-handed pitchers, ranked 12th in Majors and sixth in NL (min. 0.77 BF/game).
Despite missing considerable time due to injury, posted 3-5 record and 3.42 ERA (81.2 IP/31 ER) in 15 starts for Triple-A New Orleans, while also making seven appearances (two starts) with a 1-1 record and 3.05 ERA (20.2/7) with Miami. Posted 2-3 record and 3.19 ERA (42.1/15) in first eight starts of season with New Orleans before landing on disabled list with right oblique strain on May 20. Recalled by Miami on April 30 and made one appearance before being optioned back to NOLA on May 1. In May 1 appearance vs. Mets, walked two while striking out three over 1.2 scoreless innings. Was reinstated from DL on June 17, but reaggravated injury and was placed back on DL the next day. Reinstated from DL on July 30 following two rehab starts with GCL Marlins, going 0-1 with 1.13 ERA (8.0/1) while on rehab assignment. In first start back from rehab, held Colorado Springs scoreless on three hits with two walks and five strikeouts over 5.0 innings on July 30. In next start, August 4 vs. Reno, struck out season-high 11 batters and allowed just one hit in 6.0-inning performance to earn Pacific Coast League Pitcher of the Week honors for July 29-August 4. Went 7.1 innings on Aug. 29 vs. Memphis to mark a season best in innings pitched. Recalled again by Miami on September 3 and made six appearances over last month, including two starts. In first start, Sept. 13 at Mets, took loss after allowing four runs on five hits (two home runs) over 5.2 innings. Snapped seven-game losing skid in next outing, Sept. 18 at Philadelphia. Earned win after tossing scoreless ninth inning. Second start came on Sept. 25 vs. Philadelphia. Allowed two runs on seven hits over 6.1 innings.
In 27 starts for Triple-A New Orleans, struck out career-high 141 batters. Among Marlins'farmhands, ranked second in strikeouts behind Jose Fernandez (158). His 11 wins were tied for third-most in organization with Adam Conley, behind Fernandez(14) and Tom Koehler (12). Recorded season-best 10 strikeouts in second start, April 11 vs. Memphis, over 6.0innings. Equaled mark on May 29 vs. Albuquerque (7.1 IP) and again on June 25 vs.Memphis (7.0 IP). Over first two starts, allowed one unearned run in 11.0 innings. Held opponents tono earned runs in just four starts over remainder of season. Suffered worst start of season in last appearance, August 29 vs. Round Rock. Allowedseven runs (six earned) on six hits over just 0.1 inning. Went at least 6.0 innings in 17 of 27 starts, tossing a season-best 8.0 innings on July 5vs. Oklahoma City. Allowed just four hits and three walks in the game, while strikingout six. Fared better at home, going 6-3 with a 2.34 ERA (73.0 IP/19 ER) in 13 starts, comparedto 5-4 with a 5.62 ERA (75.1/47) in 14 road games. Best month came in July, when he went 2-1 with a 2.20 ERA (32.2/8) in five starts. Surrendered 24 first inning runs, 14 more than any other inning (10 in both third andfourth innings). Recalled on August 3 to start first game of doubleheader against Washington. Surrenderedseven runs on six hits (one home run) with six walks and three strikeoutsover 3.1 innings.
Made Major League debut on June 7 vs. Atlanta; gave up just one run on one hit, asolo home run by Alex Gonzalez, over 6.0 innings in a 1-0 loss. Six strikeouts in contestwere highest total in an outing for season...Became second player since 1900 to take a loss while going at least 6.0 innings andgiving up one hit or fewer in ML debut as a starter. On May 19, 1971, the WashingtonSenators' Mike Thompson took loss after allowing one hit in 7.0 innings to Baltimore.Thompson allowed two runs (one earned) and walked nine, while striking out one(Stats Inc. and Elias Sports Bureau)...Earned first career win on July 7 vs. Houston, holding Astros scoreless over 7.0 inningsand allowing just two hits and three walks with four strikeouts...Sent back to minors after win over Houston, but returned later in month and startedon July 28 at Washington...During Club's four-game winning streak in starts by Hand (July 2-August 2), went 1-0with a 2.37 ERA (19.0 IP/5 ER). Held opponents to a .229 batting average (16x70) withthree home runs and two doubles...End of Marlins' four-game winning streak in his starts marked beginning of a personalfive-game losing streak. In five starts between August 8 and September 18, whichbook-marked another trip to minors in mid-August, went 0-5 with a 6.04 ERA (25.1/17)to close out his season...Was 1-5 with a 3.97 ERA (34.0/15) in six starts at home, and 0-3 with a 4.50 ERA(26.0/13) in six starts on road. Opponents recorded a .282 batting average (29x103)with six home runs, a .375 on-base percentage and a .534 slugging percentageagainst him on the road, compared to a .205 average (24x117), four home runs, a.317 on-base percentage and a .368 slugging percentage at home...Drove in a go-ahead and game-winning RBI with a sacrifice on July 28 at Washington...Named Marlins' Minor League Pitcher of the Month for May, completing month withJacksonville, going 3-0 with a 3.21 ERA (28.0/10).
In his third professional season, combined to go 9-8 with a 3.31 ERA (146.2 IP/54 ER) in a careerhigh27 starts between single-A Jupiter and double-A Jacksonville ... Among all Marlins minor leaguers, ranked second in strikeouts (134) and tied for second in completegames (2) and shutouts (2) ... In 26 starts with the Hammerheads, posted an 8-8 record and 3.33 ERA ... Earned Florida State League Pitcher of the Week honors for June 7-13 after tossing a four-hit completegame shutout against Tampa on June 8 ... Named Marlins' Organizational Pitcher of the Month for June as he went 3-2 with a 1.14 ERA (31.2 IP/4 ER) and two complete gamesin his five starts ... Struck out a season-high 11 batters on May 14 at St. Lucie. Allowed two runs on four hits with no walks over his 6.0 innings of work ... Tossed first complete game shutout on June 8 at Tampa. Two starts later, tossed second complete game shutout at Charlotte.Went 7.0 innings, allowing three hits with two walks and seven strikeouts ... Won three straight starts from May 29-June 8, allowing a total of four runs in 21.0 innings pitched ... Promoted to Jacksonville on September 2 and made his only double-A start that day. Surrendered two runs on three hits with threewalks and four strikeouts in 6.0 innings to Tennessee ... Ranked as the number six prospect in the Marlins organization coming into 2011.
Led Marlins' minor leaguers in strikeouts and walks in 2009.